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His Excellency Bishop Thomas Daly recorded this message yesterday on the wildfires currently ravaging Eastern Washington. Many in our region have been affected, including parishioners here at St. Francis Xavier. During these times of difficulty, it is important that we remember to focus on Christ, and turn our lives toward him. Even in the midst of the storm, God is with us.
Praised be Jesus Christ! Now and Forever!
Live Jesus in our Heart, Forever!
Bishop Daly, after consultation with the Spokane Regional Health District, has decided to allow public celebration of Holy Mass with some restrictions. Bishop’s guidelines can be found at “https://dioceseofspokane.org/coronavirus”.
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still lifted, so no one needs to feel pressured to come. I look forward to seeing those of you who are able to attend, and hope that there may soon be a day when life can return to normal for everyone.
The Bishop has requested that masks be worn and a contact sheet be signed. I will not be turning away individuals who choose not to follow these guidelines but I am required to make them known and available. If you have any questions about these guidelines please do not hesitate to call! We can be reached at 509-487-6363.
As we are already in the month of June, well into summer time, I hope and pray that some normalcy will be back to our lives especially in our parishes. I know that things for some can be scary, for some frustrating and confusing, and for all of us tiring. No matter what it may be for you I want you all to know of my continued prayers and sacrifices for you all and if there's anything else I can do please let me know.
7:30 am- Holy Mass (St. Francis Xavier)
9:00am- Holy Mass (St. Patrick)
11:00am- Holy Mass, Extraordinary Form (St. Francis Xavier)
12:30pm- Holy Mass, Extraordinary Form*** (St. Francis Xavier)
***We have temporarily added this Mass to comply with Diocesan occupancy requirements
8:00am- Daily Mass (St. Patrick)
4:00pm- Vigil Mass (St. Francis Xavier)
Tuesdays 4:00pm – St. Francis Xavier
Saturdays 8:30am – St. Patrick
Saturdays 3:00pm – St. Francis Xavier
Sundays 10:30am – St. Francis Xavier
We have begun to celebrate Daily Mass at our regular times: in St Patrick’s convent every day at 7am and at St Francis Xavier at 8 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Additionally, all bulletins are posted online as well.
In Mary's Immaculate Heart,
Fr. David Gaines
Friends in Christ,
Bishop Daly has recently encouraged priests and faithful of the Diocese to pray the attached Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In these difficult and uncertain times, intercessory novenas have particular utility, and bring us closer to our faith. Additionally, the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the font of Christ's mercy for us, and the source of God's boundless and passionate love for mankind. In times like these, that love is more important than ever. The Novena can be found at this link: Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Miles Ormsby, Secretary
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